Made in Nevada announced that, as a member of the American Express Neighborhood Champion Program, it will host an event as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Saturday, Nov 30. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the country.
On Nov. 30, 18 businesses in the Midtown and Downtown Reno areas will participate in Made in Nevada’s first-ever Small Business Scavenger Hunt. Scavenger cards contain a list of participating businesses and four riddles containing clues to four businesses that stamp cards when presented. Scavenger cards are available at all participating locations. Once scavengers have all four riddles solved and stamped, they are encouraged to present completed cards to The Urban Market (303 W. 3rd Street, Suite 120, Reno) by 6 p.m. for a chance to win one of 10 Made in Nevada Baskets, valued at $40 each. Participating businesses will have special deals and promotions on Nov. 30.
This year’s celebration is the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday, marking a decade of support from American Express for local business owners. Since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $103 billion across all Small Business Saturdays combined. That’s $103 billion toward helping communities thrive, spent over just nine days alone.
In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small this Nov. 30, Made in Nevada is participating in the American Express Neighborhood Champion Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities. An average two-thirds of every dollar (67 cents) spent at a small business in the U.S. stays in that local community. That means shopping small could help bring things like better schools, smoother roads and new jobs to neighborhoods across the country.
Made in Nevada and the Nevada Small Business Development Center have been American Express Neighborhood Champions since 2015.